Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has it out for Donald Trump!
Although Cuban had originally been rooting for The Donald in the beginning of the Republican nominee’s presidential campaign, the Shark Tank investor quickly changed his mind once he saw how batsh*t crazy the business mogul was. After making a powerful public endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Cuban has been destroying Trump in media appearances and on social media – and now he’s making Trump an offer he can’t refuse.
On Friday afternoon, Cuban challenged his fellow billionaire to a one-on-one interview on policy – and is willing to give Trump a hefty $10 million to make it happen. Earlier that day, Trump had gone on Fox Business to shoot down Cuban’s well-known criticism of him, stating that Cuban was “not smart enough to understand what we’re doing.” That probably wasn’t a good idea, because Cuban came back with a challenge for Trump. Cuban tweeted to Trump:
“10 mm to the charity of YOUR choice if you let ME interview you for 4 hours on YOUR policies and their substance.”
Of course – there were a few very important terms and conditions to the deal, which might disqualify Trump within the first few minutes. Under Cuban’s rules, Trump would not be allowed to make use any of his infamous tactics to dance around questions, such as talking about the Clintons. He also wouldn’t be able to rely on his running mate, Mike Pence (who usually comes to the rescue whenever Trump f*cks up) or any of his campaign advisors.
“Ground rules are that you can’t mention the Clintons or discuss anything other than the details and facts of your plans and no one else is in the room to help. Just me, you and a broadcast crew. Deal?”
In order to make this challenge even more appealing to Trump, Cuban offered to write Trump a check for $10 million with zero strings attached, in case Trump didn’t want to give it to charity (judging from the GOP candidate’s history of “donations”, the money probably wouldn’t go to anyone but Trump anyway).
“I’ll add an option. If you need it, I’ll write you the check and you can keep the money rather than give it to charity.”
In closing his challenge to Trump, Cuban used Trump’s very own words, “What do you have to lose?” which was a phrase that Trump pathetically tried to use to bribe African Americans to vote for him.
“In the immortal words of YOU. ‘What do you have to lose?'”
Cuban has been insulting Trump for months now, and it only continues to get more epic every single time. From accusing the Republican nominee of being dangerously ignorant and uninformed about policies and general political knowledge to bashing Trump’s business track record, tweets like this have become the norm for Cuban, and it’s clear to see that he’s one man that can’t wait to see Trump crash and burn.